Posts Written OnJanuary 09, 2013

Mystery Man Behind the Finger Lakes’ Best Winery Website Reveals Plans for Boundary Breaks: Only Riesling


Some time around the first of the year, word started to spread in Finger Lakes wine circles about a remarkable new website for a winery most people had never heard of. Within hours, questions were flying: Who did that amazing photography? What is Boundary Breaks? Who owns it? With a little digging I was able to uncover some answers, but only after the owner secured a promise from me not to reveal his identity. It’s not that he’s a celebrity — you’ve almost certainly never heard of him — but he has business reasons to keep his name out of…

Raphael Winery 2011 Riesling


Offers aromas of slightly bruised pear, apple, white flowers and spice. The palate is less interesting — showing generic fruitiness that is somewhat stale — with a bit of a floral note and sharp acidity seems a bit disjointed. Finishing a bit sour and medium-short, this wine just isn’t particularly good — probably the result of a difficult growing season. Producer: Raphael AVA: North Fork of Long Island ABV: 11.8% Price: $20*

TasteCamp 2013 Heading to Québec


TasteCamp 2013 heading to Québec Fifth edition of event will take place May 17-19, widen scope to cider, beer and food The organizers of TasteCamp are proud to announce that the fifth edition of the event will take place in Québec, Canada, on May 17-19, 2013. After visiting Long Island and the Finger Lakes, the Niagara Region and Virginia, this weekend of regional discovery will visit the regions around Montreal in search of great wine, but also of cider, beer and various food specialties. Over 35 bloggers and writers are expected for TasteCamp Québec, which will provide participants with the…